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In this image made from video footage released by Roscosmos Space Agency, the Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with the Soyuz MS-17 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS), blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. A trio of space travelers has launched successfully to the International Spce Station, for the first time using a fast-track maneuver to reach the orbiting outpost in just three hours. NASA's Kate Rubins and Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos lifted off as scheduled at 10:45 a.m. (1:45 a.m. EDT, 5:45 a.m. GMT) Wednesday from the Russia-leased Baikonur space launch facility in Kazakhstan for a six-month stint on the station.

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Northrup Grumman's Antares rocket is poised for launch at the NASA Wallops test flight facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The rocket is set to launch Thursday evening to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

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In this photo taken from a footage released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, a rocket launches from a missile system at the Ashuluk military base in Southern Russia. Russian Air Defense systems successfully repelled aerial strike during joined military drills in the south of Russia. The drills, expected to be held in Black Sea and Caspian sea waters, will take place until September 26th. Belarus, Armenia, China, Pakistan and Myanmar will also take part in the exercises.

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will launch to Mars leaves the vertical integration facility, left, as it rolls out to Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket scheduled to launch on Thursday will land on Mars in February 2021, the Mars 2020 rover, named Perseverance, will study Martian geology.

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In this image made from MHI's youtube channel, the H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Minamitane, southern Japan.

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, with a global positioning satellite for the U.S. Space Force, lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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The SpaceX Falcon 9, with Dragon crew capsule on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch on Saturday, May 30. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts will blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is raised into vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands ready at Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch, a mission for the U.S. Space Force, is scheduled for Saturday.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, China's new large carrier rocket Long March-5B blasts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province. The Long March-5B made its maiden flight on Tuesday, sending the trial version of China's new-generation manned spaceship and a cargo return capsule for test into space.

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket with the seventh batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network, lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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In this image taken from video, an Iranian rocket carrying a satellite is launched from an undisclosed site believed to be in Iran's Semnan province. Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Wednesday it put the Islamic Republic's first military satellite into orbit, dramatically unveiling what experts described as a secret space program with a surprise launch that came amid wider tensions with the United States.

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In a time exposure, a SpaceX Falcon is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. Cocoa Beach, Florida, is in the foreground.

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The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, launches at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The cargo ship is rocketing toward the International Space Station, carrying the usual experiments and gear but also candy and cheese to satisfy the crew's cravings. The nearly 4-ton shipment should arrive at the orbiting lab Tuesday.

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket with a payload of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Visitors look on at the crew module displayed at a stall during the 2nd day of an International Conference on Human Spaceflights in Bengaluru.

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India's communication satellite GSAT30 being launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit in French Guiana The satellite is aimed at providing high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services.

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A rocket being launched during the firepower exercise Exercise Topchi (Ex-Topchi) at Devlali Firing Ranges near Nashik, Maharashtra.

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Security and safety personnel walk with the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System rocket, that will be used for the Artemis 1 Mission, as it is moved to the Pegasus barge, at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility where it was built, in New Orleans. It will be transported to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi for its green run test.

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Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle 'PSLV-C48' ahead of its launch tomorrow, in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle 'PSLV-C48' ahead of its launch tomorrow, in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The launch vehicle will be carrying radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 along with nine foreign satellites.

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The Indian Space Research Organisation's workhorse rocket PSLV-C48 carrying India's radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites blast off from the spaceport in Sriharikota.

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The Indian Space Research Organisation's workhorse rocket PSLV-C48 carrying India's radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites blast off from the spaceport in Sriharikota.

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People watch a TV screen showing a file image of a ground test of North Korea's rocket engine during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea said Sunday it carried out a "very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it after entering denuclearization talks with the United States last year. The sign reads: "Very important test."

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Staton in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket that will carry Boeing's first Starliner spacecraft on an unpiloted Orbital Test Flight to the International Space Station stands ready at Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Staton in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch is scheduled for a Dec. 19.

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School students cheer while witnessing the lift-off of Indian Space Research Organisation's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 carrying India's earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 nano-satellites from the US from Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Space Research Organisation's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 carrying India's earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 nano-satellites from the US lifts-off from Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 carrying India's earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 nano-satellites from the US lifts-off from Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Space Research Organisation's scientists look on, as Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 carrying India's earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 nano-satellites from the US lifts-off from Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Space Research Organisation's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 carrying India's earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 nano-satellites from the US lifts-off from Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Space Research Organisation's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 carrying Cartosat-3 R, at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. ISRO has rescheduled the launch of PSLV-C47 from Nov. 25 at 9.28 to Nov. 27 at 9.28 am.

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In this handout photo, a view of earth imaging and mapping satellite Cartosat-3 at the Assembly Complex which is scheduled for launch on Nov. 25, 2019 at Sriharikota near Chennai.

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Rockets are launched from Gaza Strip to Israel. Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza in a resumption of pinpointed targeting that threatens a fierce round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants.

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Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City. Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza in a resumption of pinpointed targeting that threatens a fierce round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants.

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Rockets are launched from Gaza Strip to Israel. Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza in a resumption of pinpointed targeting that threatens a fierce round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Turkish forces fire rockets towards targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria.

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Japanese H-2B rocket carrying the Kounotori 8 unmanned cargo vessel lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Minami Tanega, southern Japan. The Japanese supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station, two weeks after a launch pad fire halted the first countdown.

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Successful flight test of indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget, 'Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile' (MPATGM) by DRDO in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

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A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket lifts off from space launch complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with the second Global Positioning System III payload in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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In this photo taken and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, the Russian Progress 73 cargo ship blasts off from the launch pad at Russia's space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The new Russian rocket, that is expected to replace the current model sending manned missions into space, blasted off from Kazakhstan carrying a Soyuz capsule with a humanoid robot.

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This photo provided by the North Korean government, shows test firings of an unspecified new weapon at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early in Florida. The rocket is carrying the AEHF 5 communications satellite for the U.S. military.

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket vents on pad 40 moments before the launch was scrubbed because of weather at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch, rescheduled for Thursday, will be on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 lifts off onboard GSLV Mk III-M1 launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. ISRO had called off the launch on July 15 after a technical snag was detected ahead of the lift off.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauds as he watches on a screen the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 by GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Centre of Sriharikota, in New Delhi.

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ISRO successfully launches GSLV-MkIII-M1 rocket carrying Chandrayaan-2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

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People at New Delhi's Nehru Planetarium, watch a web cast of the lift off of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota.

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This image made from video aired by India's state owned Doordarshan television shows Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift of from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota.

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CGSLV MkIII-M1 rocket carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Chandrayaan-2 comes 11 years after ISRO's successful first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 which scripted history by making more than 3,400 orbits around the Moon and was operational for 312 days till August 29, 2009.

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A view of the Chandrayaan-2 onboard GSLV-Mk0III-M1 at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Chandrayaan-2 comes 11 years after ISRO's successful first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 which scripted history by making more than 3,400 orbits around the Moon and was operational for 312 days till August 29, 2009.

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The image of a 363-foot Saturn V rocket is projected on the east face of the Washington Monument, in Washington in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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An Indian spectator folds a flag as others leave after the Chandrayaan-2 mission was aborted at Sriharikota.

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 stands at Satish Dhawan Space Center after the mission was aborted at Sriharikota.

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In this photo taken and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, a Russian Proton-M rocket takes off from the launch pad at Russia's space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia's space agency said.

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In this picture released by ISRO, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk 3) or 'Bahubali' is seen at the second launch pad ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan-2, in Sriharikota.

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In this picture released by ISRO, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk 3) or 'Bahubali' is seen at the second launch pad ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan-2, in Sriharikota. The space mission, which aims to place a robotic rover on the moon, is set to be launched on July 15, 2019.

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In this photo provided by Virgin Orbit, a rocket is dropped from a Boeing 747 airplane flying above Edwards Air Force Base in California. The "drop test," which did not involve firing the rocket motor, was part of a test of Virgin Orbit's air-launched satellite booster, and is considered to be a key step toward space missions.

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The Orion test capsule, bottom left, and a Minotaur 4 booster rocket, center, fall to the Earth as NASA conducted a full-stress launch abort test in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for the capsule designed to carry astronauts to the moon The capsule was empty for the morning demo, which officials said appeared to be successful.

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A SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon rocket has a payload military and scientific research satellites.

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, with a payload of 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 during a time exposure at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) carrying earth observation satellite RISAT-2B lifts off from the first launch-pad, at Sriharikota in Nellore district.

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.

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This photo provided by the North Korean government shows a test of military weapon systems in North Korea.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 remains on space launch complex 40 after a scrubed launch attempt to deliver supplies to the International Space Station at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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The Antares rocket lifts off from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The rocket has cargo for the International Space Station.

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People watch the launch of model rockets near St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral during a celebration of the 58th anniversary of Russia's Yuri Gagarin's first manned flight into space, in St.Petersburg, Russia

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In this image taken from video and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, Russian cargo ship Souz FG with the Progress MS-11 takes off from the launch pad at Russia's main space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The cargo ship is carrying fuel, food, water, oxygen and other supplies for the space station, which currently has three Americans, two Russians and one Canadian aboard.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s PSLV-C45 carrying EMISAT and 28 other satellites lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-45 is seen lifting from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. ISRO on Monday successfully launched into orbit an electromagnetic spectrum measurement satellite along with 28 other satellites.

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ISRO successfully launched EMISAT and 28 other foreign satellites by PSLV-C45 from the second launch pad at this spaceport in Sriharikota.

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Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the indigenously developed Pinaka guided rocket system, at Pokhran.

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NASA staffers move a model of the planned SLS moon rocket after NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine delivered remarks during a presentation on plans for the moon and Mars missions, during a news conference at Kennedy Space Center. In the background, the Orion EM2, NASA's astronaut capsule for deep space missions.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with Israel's Lunar Lander and an Indonesian communications satellite at space launch complex 40, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. An Israeli spacecraft blasted off to the moon in an attempt to make the country’s first lunar landing, following a launch by SpaceX.

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) flight tests the second indigenously developed ‘Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR)’ propulsion based missile system from ITR, Chandipur.

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In a midnight launch, ISRO trusted workhorse PSLV-C44 carrying military satellite Microsat-R and students payload 'Kalamsat' lifts off from the first launch pad at the spaceport of Sriharikota.

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In a midnight launch, ISRO trusted workhorse PSLV-C44 carrying military satellite Microsat-R and students payload 'Kalamsat' lifts off from the first launch pad at the spaceport of Sriharikota.

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ISRO's PSLV-C44, carrying military satellite Microsat-R and students payload 'Kalamsat', lifts off from the first launch-pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, late Thursday night.

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Indian Space Research Organisation's PSLV C 44, carrying Microsat–R and Kalamsat satellites, in Sriharikota a day before its launch.

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In this image from video made available by Blue Origin, the New Shepard capsule and booster lifts off from the company's site in west Texas. Jeff Bezos' rocket company launched NASA experiments into space on the brief test flight.

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Indian Space Research Organisation's GSAT-7A onboard GSLV-F11 being taken to the launch pad during the countdown for its launch, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The rocket will be launched from the launch pad 2 at 4.10pm on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018.

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, stands ready at space launch complex 40, shortly before the launch was scrubbed because of a technical issue at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The payload on the rocket is the U.S. Air Force's first Global Positioning System III space vehicle and the system will augment 31 current operational GPS satellites.

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In this photo taken with long time exposure the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-11 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-11 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

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Ukrainian soldiers launch an anti-aircraft rocket during military exercises near Urzuf, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine.

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched an earth observation satellite Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) along with 30 co-passengers satellites from eight countries, on-board trusted workhorse PSLV-C43 from the first launch pad, in Sriharikota.

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Preparations underway for the launch of earth observation satellite Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) equipped in Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Core Alone Variant (PSLV-CA), at Sriharikota.

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Preparations underway for the launch of earth observation satellite Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) equipped in Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Core Alone Variant (PSLV-CA), at Sriharikota. The mission will launch an observation satellite of Earth and 30 other small satellites from eight countries on November 29, 2018.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairperson K Sivan holds a replica of GSLV-MkIII D2 during a press conference called after its successful launch, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

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A smoke trail left by ISRO's GSLV-MkIII D2 mission carrying high throughput communication satellite GSAT-29 takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.

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ISRO's GSLV-MkIII D2 mission carrying high throughput communication satellite GSAT-29 takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.

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ISRO's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III D2 (GSLV MK3 D2) carrying the GSAT-29 communication satellite, leaves a trail of smoke as it takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.

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ISRO's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III D2 (GSLV MK3 D2) carrying the GSAT-29 communication satellite, takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.

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ISRO's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III D2 (GSLV MK3 D2) carrying the GSAT-29 communication satellite, takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.

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ISRO's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III D2 (GSLV MK3 D2) carrying the GSAT-29 communication satellite, takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.

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A view of ISRO's GSLV-MkIII D2 mission carrying high throughput communication satellite GSAT-29 set to be launched from the second launch pad in the spaceport, in Sriharikota.

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A view of ISRO's GSLV-MkIII D2 mission carrying high throughput communication satellite GSAT-29 set to be launched from the second launch pad in the spaceport, in Sriharikota. The 25-hour countdown for the launch began today.

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In this photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, a Russian Soyuz-2 booster rocket takes off from the Plesetsk launch facility in northwestern Russia. The Russian Soyuz-2 rocket put a military satellite in orbit, its first successful launch since a similar rocket failed earlier this month to deliver a crew to the International Space Station.

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